This project seeks to follow Hartford students through the Hartford Public Schools (HPS). Our analysis focuses on two simple questions: 1. Among the Hartford residents attending HPS, what are the characteristics of the high-achieving students compared to the students who are not high-achieving? 2. Among Hartford residents attending HPS, what are the characteristics of those who leave compared to those who stay? Our study includes all Hartford residents grades 3 through 8 from 2008/09 to 2011/12. We conclude that compared to those students who stay, students who leave the HPS system have different school and resident zones, ethnicities, grade levels, and attend schools that had comparable test score rankings. However, high-achievement does not distinguish those who leave from those who stay.
Rudy, Ben and Sternberg, Evan, "Who Stays? Who Leaves? An Analysis of Higher Achieving Hartford Public Schools Students" (2013). Community Learning Research Fellows. 66.